Into the Sunset
Recently spotted off the coast of Baja California, Mexico: a flock of boats heading south, stopping on occasion to drink, be merry and maybe play a game of softball, then taking to the high seas again.
Timely Morsels
Westpoint and BCDC Closer to Settlement Westpoint Harbor and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission are one step closer to reaching a settlement.
Women Skipper Regattas
The past few weeks have seen a flurry of women’s regattas in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Southland.
Mystery at Sea
Back in September, we noted the strange case of Lewis Bennett, his wife of just three months, Isabella Hellman, and their honeymoon-gone-wrong aboard their 37-ft catamaran.
Solo Transatlantic Race
This 11th edition of the Route du Rhum solo transatlantic race has been a challenging one for the competitors and their boats.
Business News
West Marine issued a brief statement on Tuesday saying CEO Doug Robinson has left the company after less than a year in the post.
San Francisco Bay sailing
Although there were 16 separate racing events in our 2018 calendar for this past weekend, we decided to go ‘cruising’ instead.
golden globe race
  Just as we were finishing up this morning’s ‘Lectronic Latitude, we received a “Stop Presses” email from the Golden Globe solo around-the-world race.
Latitude 38
Mark from Rubicon Yachts said a customer came in and told him that the October issue was the last month for the printed edition of Latitude 38, and that Latitude was going entirely online.
Singlehanded Transatlantic race
Perhaps the biggest race most Americans have never heard of is about to get underway in France.
Coast Guard Rescue Website Stuff and Records
Here are some news nuggets for your Friday: Coast Guard Comes to Aid of Diabetic Sailor off Eureka On Wednesday, the Coast Guard came to the assistance of a sailor onboard a 29-ft sailboat off Patrick’s Point, near Trinidad, California, just north of Eureka.
Nautical Trivia
On Monday we challenged you to test your nautical knowledge by playing along with Richmond Yacht Club’s Great Pumpkin Regatta trivia quiz.
Delta Doo Dah DIY
Max Perez of the Pearson 303 Olive filed this report on his solo Delta Doo Dah cruise this summer: I had far too brief a trip to the western part of the Delta this year in late June.
Baja Ha-Ha
  Cruising sailors know that if you stay close to the water, you’ll regularly cross tacks in harbors anywhere in the world.
Sailing News
Halloween Mist on San Francisco Bay “No fog machine needed for this event!” wrote Greg Clausen of the Great Pumpkin Regatta.
sailing trivia
There’s a whole lot of racing going on at Richmond Yacht Club’s Great Pumpkin on the last weekend in October, but it’s also one of the busiest regattas we can think of in terms of extracurricular fun.
Yacht racing
Midwinters Don’t be afraid, but here comes ‘winter. Not the actual calendar season — the winter solstice is still 53 days away — but the midwinter racing season.
Here are a few news nuggets for your Friday: Coastal Mexico Escapes the Worst from Hurricane Willa Despite its strength and ominous portents, Hurricane Willa seems to have spared Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.
Yacht racing
Frances Larose reports: On Saturday, October 20, the seventh annual Red Bra Regatta — sponsored for the first time by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau — was a celebration of women’s sailing on San Francisco Bay.
Estuary Park
The City of Oakland is soliciting public comment for their plans to expand and renovate Estuary Park, a lobe of landfill that juts out into the Oakland-Alameda Estuary east of Jack London Square.
On Monday, the almost 170 boats signed up for the 2018 Baja Ha-Ha fleet will officially kick off the Mexico cruising season as they gather off Shelter Island for start of the 25th annual Baja Ha-Ha.
Costumes, light air and sun defined Del Rey Yacht Club’s 2018 Halloween Monster Mash Regatta.
Hurricane Willa underwent an expected weakening as it approached the Pacific Coast of Mainland Mexico yesterday, but made landfall packing 120 mile-an-hour winds, and forcing the evacuation of approximately 4,000 people from coastal towns, according to CBS News.
  Sailors should know better than to expect wind just because they’ve planned a big weekend of racing.
This year’s 23rd Pacific tropical storm has become a Category 5 hurricane, and is expected to make landfall between Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta tomorrow afternoon.
One hundred eight Cal 40s were built since they were introduced in 1963 and finished production in 1971, and, at the time, they were considered a radical design.
Just a few hours after we published a story on Monday about our love for the low-tech autopilot, we were at San Pablo Yacht Club when we met a gentleman who had just read the piece.
Alinghi flies a hull in San Diego during this week’s Extreme Sailing Series stopover.© 2018 Lloyd Images Like last year, the GC32 catamarans of the Extreme Sailing Series have come to San Diego for some high-level stadium-style racing.